After a five year reign and an astounding 2.894 billion views, K-pop artist Psy’s 2012 cultural phenomenon Gangnam Style has been de-throned as the most viewed YouTube video of all time.
Taking its place? Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s video for their Fast and Furious 7 anthem “See You Again”.
The song and the video are a tribute to the late Furious franchise star Paul Walker, who died during the filming of the seventh film. A note at the end of the video reads “for Paul”. Help to increase its lead over Psy by watching below.
It’s hard not to feel a little bit sad about the end of Psy’s reign. For nostalgia’s sake, here’s a little timeline on the singer’s rise. Or, if you will, a Psy-meline.
15th July 2012: Gangnam Style, a music video in which a dapperly dressed Psy introduced a new dance move to the world, drops onto Youtube, gaining 500,000 hits in its first day.
29th July 2012: Just two weeks later, the celebs are getting involved. Autotuned crooner T-Pain tells his followers to check it out, and the views began to multiply from there.